Mount Baldy Trip Report (#19082)
- Signed By: Dow Williams
- Date submitted: February 14, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
To do Baldy itself is just a gloried hike. The traverse of all three peaks makes for a full scramble. From the summit you have an overview of Barrier lake and the surrounding peaks. During the Second World War there was a prison camp nearby and prisoners were allowed to climb this peak as a day trip if they promised to return. Scramble up a trail to the west ridge. It took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to the summit. There is a register. I then traversed to the middle peak. Some exposed down climbing here. Then on to the SW peak. This is the crux of the three summit traverse. Up climbing was not bad, but down climbing takes some skill. Just return to the col between the middle and SW summit and head back out through the drainage. I enjoyed a large spruce grouse on the way to the summit and solid views of Mount Lougheed Traverse, Mount Kidd and Bogart as well as The Wedge to the south.